Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Commercial Space
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Congressman Jim Bridenstine contributed significantly to the SPACE Act passed today in the House of Representatives. H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act, passed on a bipartisan vote of 284 to 133.
“The commercial space industry is among the most innovative in this country,” said Congressman Bridenstine. “We reap the benefits of their leadership every day through products such as Google Maps, weather forecasts, and the delivery of phone, internet, and television service. Further, the commercial sector has proven itself adept at providing launch capabilities for private and government customers at an increasingly reliable, frequent, and cost-effective rate, saving the taxpayers countless dollars.”
The SPACE Act:
As a member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Congressman Bridenstine has become recognized as a leader on space issues. The SPACE Act contained several provisions developed by Congressman Bridenstine including the entirety of his bipartisan bill H.R. 2261, the Commercial Remote Sensing Act of 2015 introduced with Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO).
Congressman Bridenstine: “The SPACE Act is critically important to the future of American space leadership, and I am proud to support this legislation.”